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How do I delete my profile picture on Gmail 2019?

Answer

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
  2. Now go to settings.
  3. Select MY PICTURES.
  4. In that, you will see the options like no photo, upload photo.
  5. Now select no photo. That’s it, your profile photo will be removed right now.

To delete your Google account picture, you will need to open the profile photo in your Gmail settings. This can be done by opening a message sent from yourself or clicking on the ‘Profile’ link at the top of any page in your Gmail inbox. To access this, do as follows:

Step 1: Open a message sent from yourself. If you don’t have an existing email thread with yourself, click here.

Step 2: On the left side of the screen will be displayed a list of Reply options, expand them and select ‘Show original’. You should then see your profile picture thumbnail which looks something like this one below(highlighted area). Right-click on it for further options, including deleting it.

Step 3: Alternatively, open your Gmail and click on the ‘Profile’ link at the top of any page in your inbox. You’ll see the same profile image thumbnail as above again with options to Delete (highlighted below) or Reply. So you can either use one of these methods or both! Whichever method you choose, just type ‘Delete’ into the reply area and hit send. That’s all there is to it!

If both fail then try this alternative method: Go here , login & click on “My Account” in upper left corner. Then under “Personal info & privacy” click on the photo icon next to “Remove Profile Photo” and then select “Mark as Past”. Now click on “Remove Profile Photo” to confirm the action.

How do I upload a new picture on my Gmail account?

I just noticed today that my Google profile photo has been replaced with an old one from about three years ago – what happened? Is this a glitch or something deliberate, some kind of marketing thing? And how can I get the right image back in place without losing all my past messages etc.? Thank you for any advice! [link] * If it was a deliberate move then it’s most likely that your Google profile picture is being used in an ad campaign, which you can confirm by going here . Your old photo will be shown with the heading “Profile Photo used to create ads” and an option to ‘Remove’ click on that. To remove just make sure all the boxes are ticked and click the ‘Remove’ button. If it was a glitch/bug then this won’t happen again as they have since fixed this problem, but if you want to double check before submitting your question, go here , log into your Gmail account & look for the section called ‘Profile’. Click there & make sure that image selected is indeed still what you have intended it should be.* Be sure to also read these 2 articles :

What happens to all the emails on my Gmail account after I die?

The following are excerpts from a recent thread on Quora.com:

It’s been widely reported that, after people pass away, their social media accounts are often hacked or taken over by family members and friends. As it turns out, this is also true for your Google+ (G+) account – not just Facebook or Twitter. People who friend you won’t get any notification of your death but if they visit your page, they will find a message explaining what has happened and how they can download an archive of all your posts. There is no option at the moment to turn off G+ notifications upon death; however, there are two ways to ensure that your account is no longer available: An account can have a ‘legacy URL’ by setting up a Google Account for someone else (a member of your family, friend or heir) and nominating them as the next owner. You need to do this at least 4 weeks before you die, otherwise it’s not possible.

The other way – which is actually better – is to give your password & login details to one person. They will then be able to download an archive of all your posts & can also delete/close down the account after you pass away. Whichever method you choose above, make sure you tell only one trusted person about this and give them instructions on what they need to do. If you want to make things even simpler, you can also set up a Legacy Contact on your Gmail account so that your digital content gets accessed by someone after you die. Read here how to do it. In the below-linked article from Google, two users have given their own accounts of what happened with their profile after they died. In an interview , Bruce Sterling talked about privacy and social networks & when he was asked “But is there a juncture where privacy becomes moot? Does anything matter anymore when we’re all known by brands?”, his reply: This post originally appeared on Reddit.

This Quora answer gives interesting insights into this. It’s written by someone who has worked closely with a number of public figures – including some in the tech industry – and he wrote how after they die, we rarely hear about the contents of their Google+ pages:* “This is a consequence of Google’s policy on these things. I can’t give details because I’ve signed binding NDAs, but it is not uncommon for data gathered during one’s lifetime to never be seen or used by anyone else after that person passes away.

Data is gathered from us and retained by these companies (Google, Apple, Amazon, etc) in exchange for services. That data has value to the companies.”* “Libraries will archive your books and articles, but when it comes to social media posts and emails – even if they are publicly accessible – unless there’s a law saying otherwise or the individual has made specific arrangements for that information to be retained/archived/etc., then that stuff just goes away after you pass away. Social network accounts may become ‘zombie accounts’ controlled by bots with no real content.

I know this may sound scary at first, but once you really think about it, I don’t think we should want our electronic footprint to exist forever. It would be nice to have a funeral or memorial service, but after that’s over, we all deserve for our lives to recede into the past and for people to remember us as we were in life. The content we post online is just a representation of who we are and what was important to us at the time. And once we die, it doesn’t reflect who we are anymore.”* “This also means that if you want your digital estate managed exactly how you want – maybe you don’t want Google indexing those email archives or putting them on display – then you should talk with an attorney about setting up specific instructions/wills/trusts.

How do I delete my profile picture on Gmail 2019?

1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
2. Now go to settings.
3. Select MY PICTURES.
4. In that, you will see the options like no photo, upload photo.
5. Now select no photo. That’s it, your profile photo will be removed right now.

How do I change my Google profile picture back to default?

To remove a profile picture, go to Go to manage your Google Account. Select “People & Sharing” on the left side. Click “About Me” and click “Profile Picture.” You’ll be asked if you want to edit it or delete it; select edit and then you can change what will appear for your account from there.

How do I get rid of the zoom on my profile picture?

To change your profile picture, click on the current one. The area that is to be cropped will be highlighted in blue. Click ‘Fit’ to save it or ‘Video Clip’ to cross out the option and select another picture as your cover photo.

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